Streamline Health's Document Management Solutions to Advance Efficiency and
Improve Customer Service for Franklin County Vital Statistics Office
CINCINNATI, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) today announced that the Columbus Public Health Vital Statistics Office will implement Streamline Health's document management and workflow solutions using remote hosting services. As part of their plan, the Vital Statistics Office will use Streamline Health's solutions for the storage and retrieval of birth, death and other vital documents and use their workflow solutions to enhance operational efficiencies and customer response time.
The Columbus Vital Statistics Office serves the public of one of Ohio's largest counties, Franklin County, with a population of 1,095,662, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 Population Estimates. The Vital Statistics Office registers and issues certified copies of Franklin County birth and death certificates, as well as handling corrections and court ordered changes. Currently, the Office maintains its birth and death records on microfilm rolls dating back to 1908 and uses an offsite storage facility for other forms that must be kept according to the City of Columbus retention schedule. The vital documents for an individual are stored according to when the changes take place, so lifetime records are fragmented across various microfilm rolls, making them difficult to locate.
"We sought a document management solution that could handle our large volume of requests, assist us in protecting our clients against identify theft and fraud, provide better tracking of HIPAA accounting of disclosure and enable us to reduce labor-intensive searches," stated Kimberly Sims-Mills, Director of Vital Statistics, Columbus Public Health. "Streamline Health's solutions, especially with their Release of Information Workflow module, offered the most robust and flexible option that addressed scalability, security and workflow for public record information requests."
As part of the implementation plan, the Vital Statistics Office selected Streamline Health's remotely-hosted solution, allowing them to more quickly implement accessANYware(TM), DataManager and Release of Information Workflow(TM) solutions, with the technical support of Streamline Health's trained IT staff. Streamline Health's flagship solution, accessANYware, will provide the Vital Statistics Office with a centralized document repository for their records with convenient access for retrieval of complete "lifetime" records.
"The requirements of the Vital Statistics Office are a natural fit with our Streamline Health solutions, which will facilitate their capability to locate and deliver specific information as needed to the public," according to Brian Patsy, president and CEO of Streamline Health. "By using our remote-hosting option, our new client can take advantage of our solutions without the need for extensive IT resources, while ensuring the privacy of health information and security of public records. We believe that our workflow solutions can provide similar benefits to other public sector organizations that have a need to manage and process documents or public records that are fragmented across multiple locations."
About Columbus Public Health
Columbus Public Health is the local public health agency for the City of Columbus. Established in 1904, the department is charged with assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. Columbus Public Health is made up of a range of programs providing clinical, environmental, health promotion, and population-based services. The department has an annual budget of $35 million and is staffed by 400 full-and part-time employees. Visit Columbus Public Health at http://www.publichealth.columbus.gov .
About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.
Streamline Health is a leading supplier of workflow and document management tools, applications and services that enable strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated technology solutions for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, portal connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR), and interoperability.
Streamline Health's solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.streamlinehealth.net .
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